Wednesday, January 26, 2011

ACT 3 of THE CRUCIBLE.....The film version.....

Dear Juniors,

If you missed class today, we completed the following:
1. We watched Act 3 of The Crucible.
2. Journal #11: Wisdom from Edward Murrow
            Now that you have watched Act 3, and seen the actual footage of Joseph McCarthy's accusations against Edward R. Murrow, please respond to the following quote from Murrow. Consider his words in relationship to the play and to yourselves!  What are you willing to stand for or against? Could you openly go against the majority, especially if you had strong convictions that opposed their focus, even if it meant that you might "lose your place" among your friends? "Talk to me," my young friends.

"We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusations are not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not work in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason. We must consider our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men---not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular."
                                                                                                                        -Edward R. Murrow 

3. We then obtained the vocabulary for Act 3 and then the bell rang!